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12th April 2016

Fact: Filmmaker Jon Favreau is in talks to develop a sequel to his new Disney movie The Jungle Book. The live-action take on the classic Rudyard Kipling story opens in U.S. theatres on Friday (15Apr16), but strong reviews have already prompted Disney bosses to greenlight a follow-up, with hopes for the entire star-studded cast to return. The film features newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Bill Murray as Baloo the bear, Christopher Walken as ape leader King Louie, Ben Kingsley as panther Bagheera, Idris Elba as tiger Shere Khan, Lupita Nyong'o as Mother Wolf Raksha, and Scarlett Johansson as snake Kaa.

27th August 2015

Quote: "I offered an Indian accent to (director) Jon (Favreau) for my Bagheera, and we debated it, and then we thought, 'No, actually, it's more British', and then I leaned towards a military Brit to have authority, discipline, command, and then underneath that of course, tremendous loyalty and affection." SIR Ben Kingsley on perfecting the voice on panther Bagheera in new animated movie The Jungle Book.

25th June 2014

Fact: Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley will voice the role of black panther Bagheera in director Jon Favreau's live-action/animated revamp of The Jungle Book. He joins a cast that includes Idris Elba.

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